"Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer is a miracle worker. From the day she first advertized my book and waved her magic wand, everything shot up--my followers on both Twitter and my blog, the “to read” numbers on Goodreads, my "likes" on FB, the reviews, and best of all, my sales.
"I published my first three books through a traditional publisher and decided to self-publish my fourth--the one Kathy set up a blog tour and book blast for. In one short month, she did more for me than my previous publisher ever did or could do. Through her extensive following and network of book review blogs, she managed to get my book out there in her savvy, efficient way, and I have her to thank for launching the word-of-mouth sales that I'm now getting.
"During the month of the blog tour, my sales and ranking on Amazon steadily increased far more than I ever anticipated or dreamed could happen, and I owe it all to Kathy. She is THE BEST and will definitely be my go-to person for future online marketing endeavors. Thank you again and again, Kathy!"
The book blast and blog tour that Kathy arranged for daynight has had a direct impact on the book’s exposure, Amazon ranking, and sales. For the duration of the blast and tour, I kept detailed logs to track the impact. From start to finish I saw: a 7x increase in twitter followers; an 8x increase in facebook likes; > 1,000 goodreads adds; and >500 likes on the Amazon sales page. The book blast, timed in conjunction with a 3-day free promotion on Amazon, shot daynight to the #1 teen science fiction book, #1 teen romance book, #2 overall teen book, and #63 overall Kindle book. As the freebie ended and the tour continued, sales skyrocketed from what they had been pre-tour, with daynight hitting #35 on most popular teen sci-fi list.
Kathy is organized, professional, and easy to work with. She provides assignments (author interviews, character interviews, guest posts, and top ten lists) ahead of time, tracks progress, and gives reminders. I was very impressed with the blog sites Kathy arranged for the tour. Those who reviewed daynight were honest, fair, and thorough. Many of the bloggers also posted to goodreads and Amazon.com, increasing the number of reviews and lending credibility to the daynight franchise. These exceptional bloggers not only promoted daynight on their blogs, but tweeted, and posted to facebook and google+.
I have already recommended Kathy to several people, and give my unqualified recommendation to all authors for her services. In today’s tough market where titles compete for mindshare with over a million other alternatives, no author can afford to skip this concentrated, valuable, promotional campaign.
Author of daynight
~Ann T Bugg AKA June Kramin
"Working with Kathy at I'm a Reader Not a Writer was one of the smartest things I did in the promotion of my book. She was professional and easy to work with. My followers on Twitter, my Facebook pages and Goodreads more than doubled (over 400 new followers on Twitter alone). My Amazon rankings shot up during the blog tour. I encourage any author who wants to increase the exposure of their book to work with Kathy. I'm glad I did and I know I'll be doing it on my next book, as well."
~Karey White, author of For What It's Worth and Gifted
I booked a book blast and tour with Book Blasts and Blog Tours in February 2013 for my two mystery novellas. I found Kathy to be efficient and responsive and I was impressed by the number and quality of features and reviews from the bloggers who signed up to host the tour. I plan to use Book Blasts and Blog Tours again and would have no hesitation in recommending the service.
You are my hero. Seriously. My blog has nearly doubled in followers. Elemental's facebook fan page has more than doubled in likes. Twitter is just exploding.... About 300 new "to reads" on goodreads. And I'm still trying to get through the explosion of emails in my inbox. It's amazing!!
So yes, I would have to say this whole thing was a HUGE success.
Oh! I forgot! I've already broken the top 100 in kindle sales in three different categories. I would have to say this book blast had something to do with that. :)
You've pretty much made a day that was bound to be wonderful simply because it was the day my debut novel released one million times more mind-numbing and surreal. Thank you so, SO much!
*Please note - Tours & Blasts bring exposure for your book but there is no guarantee sales will increase.